Monday, December 29, 2014

Feliz Año Nuevo from Argentina! :)

This week was full of festivities! We got to spend our Christmas Eve with a member family, where we ate dinner and talked and had a grand óle time! It´s very different to have a hot Christmas, it felt more like the 4th of July! I hope you´re all enjoying the snow ;) We also got to watch Disney movies! Yay!! :) And of course, I loved having the opportunity to Skype home and talk to my family! We´re so blessed to know that families can be together forever! 
My companion and I had a great experience this week while trying to visit a less active member. When we got to her home, she wasn´t there. But her grandson and grandaughter were! They invited us in and we started talking about the gospel and such. Turns out, the grandson is not a member but has been looking for the true church to join for many years! Golden!! My companion and I could feel his testimony and his sincere desire to know the truth for himself! What a day :)
I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and remember to keep the Savior in your hearts, not only during this time of year, but every day of the year! Love you all! Happy New Year!! :)

Con amor, Hermana Orgill 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Feliz Navidad!! :)

I´mmmmm dreaming of a Whiiite Christmas! NOT ;) It´s the strangest thing not to have a cold or white Christmas this year! But I´m excited to see how it goes :) This week was full of festivities! We had our ward Christmas party, which was a success, especially since we had a whole bunch of less actives come! We also had the Stake Christmas Choir performance, what a powerful way to share our testimony of the Savior and His birth! We also have a new investigator, a woman from Costa Rica! She owns an ice cream shop, which is where we met her. She has such a sweet spirit, I can see that the Lord has prepared her to receive the Gospel in her life! I love being able to help others come unto Christ, it´s amazing! 
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and that you remember the real reason why we celebrate this time of year, the birth of our Savior. He is the ultimate gift :)
Feliz Navidad!!
Con mucho amor, Hermana Orgill

Monday, December 15, 2014

It´s raining cats and DOGS!

This week went by pretty quickly! I almost can´t believe it´s already Pday again! I love summer storms! We´ve had quite a few thunderstorms this week! They really help bring down the temperature, which is a huge tender mercy in this heat :) I had a cool experience earlier this week too. I got to help one of the members of our ward learn English. She´s taking an English course in college and needed help with pronunciation, so she had me read some sentences aloud while she recorded them (that was a little weird), but I was happy to help!!
Today we had a district activity, yayy! We made a huge Peruvian lunch and then had a big water balloon fight! That was a blast :) I´m loving Argentina more and more each day! Love you all, thanks for everything :) be safe! Feliz Navidad!
Con mucho amor, Hermana Orgill

Monday, December 8, 2014

I´m not in Kansas anymore!!

Argentina!! Woot woot! I made it through my first week on the mission field! It was a looong week, but I´m excited to be here! After the long 10 hour flight to Buenos Aires, I got to meet my mission president and his wife. They are amazing! They fed us a wonderful lunch of empanadas and pizza, Argentina style! Dulce de leche is the best by the way!!
​My new companera, Hermana Silva, is the sweetest! She´s from Brazil and only speaks Spanish and Portuguese, which is an adventure in itself ;) Sometimes it´s tough to communicate, but we´re surviving! I hardly understand anything anyone says here! I just smile and nod most of the time :) but it´s great to finally be here!
Argentina is very different, it´s a whole new world! There are dogs everywhere, and it´s super hot and humid! But we still stay positive, we have a joyous message to share with anyone who will listen! :) life is good! We have quite a few investigators, two of whom have committed to baptism, and our members here are la bomba!! Being a missionary is definitely a challenge, but it´s worth it!! :)

I love you all! Stay safe!

Con mucho amor, Hermana Orgill